Having a beautiful set of teeth after drug addiction

  • Root Canal Therapy: Dental Filling Options after Treatment

    6 February 2017

    Root canal therapy is an important procedure used when dealing with serious tooth infections, usually in the dental root system. Basically, the external part of the tooth covers the internal dental pulp. This material consists of blood vessels and nerves which service the teeth. If the pulp is infected by bacteria, the tissues will start dying, and you will experience pain and swelling. The root canal treatment involves drilling the crown of the teeth in order to eliminate the infected pulp and drain the pus.

  • Immediate Dentures: How They Can Help You

    1 February 2017

    Whether it's from periodontal disease or injury, it might be the case that you might need to say goodbye to a tooth (or even a number of teeth). There are a number of options for replacing these teeth, whether it's a detachable solution (such as a set of dentures), or a more permanent solution (such as a dental bridge or dental implants). But what about in the interim? You might need a little time to think about the best solution for you, and in the case of a costly option such as dental implants, you might need some time to save up.

  • A guide to halitosis

    25 January 2017

    Halitosis is a medical term used to describe bad breath. This condition can have a surprisingly significant impact on the sufferer's wellbeing; it can make them feel self-conscious when interacting with others and even lead to them speaking less than they would like to during conversations. Read on to learn about the causes of and the treatments for this issue. Causes of halitosis Whilst there are many different things which can cause bad breath, poor oral hygiene, xerostomia (more frequently referred to as dry mouth) and acid reflux are some of the most common culprits.

  • When It May Be Time to See a Cosmetic Dentist

    25 January 2017

    If your teeth are crooked, chipped, cracked, or otherwise don't look their best, you may not be thinking of visiting a cosmetic dentist because of the cost and time involved in getting those teeth fixed. However, there are some very good reasons to consider such a visit and to think about having those problems addressed; note when it may be time to make an appointment for a consultation, and why.

  • The Effects of Dental Problems on Your Health

    25 January 2017

    Tooth decay, cavities, toothaches, and gum disease are some of the common tooth problems reported by dentists. It is recommended that you visit your family dentist the first instance you notice a problem with your mouth or teeth. Leaving some of these conditions unattended may have adverse effects on your overall health and well-being. The following are some of the effects of tooth problems on your health.  Cardiovascular Disease If you suffer from periodontal diseases – gum disease – the bacteria from inflammation of your gums may enter your bloodstream and into arteries in your heart.

  • How Fluoride Helps Your Oral Care

    25 January 2017

    The medical community has had a love-hate relationship with fluoride over the decades, but the predominance of evidence does show that it is a crucial component in the fight against tooth decay in oral health. What do you need to know about fluoride and how should you ensure that you are "getting enough"? Research and Proof In the early 20th century, many experts thought that fluoride was harmful and a number of keynote studies set out to prove this to be the case.

  • Why You Should Share Your Medical History with Your Dentist

    24 January 2017

    For some people, some of the questions asked by dentists seem like invasion of their privacy. For instance, when asked about their medical history, some patients may be unwilling to provide information, or provide partial information. The patient wonders how their blood pressure or diabetes is related to their teeth problems. There are several reasons why your family dentist asks for such information. Diseases as Risk Factors Research indicates that some diseases or health conditions can have an impact on your teeth.